Okay I originally thought I was losing my birds to a hawk. This started on Monday. So far I have lost 1 juvenile chicken, 1 1.5 month old duckling and a full grown hen. The chickens were eaten on only one side. The duckling just had head and legs left. I found all of these under trees or under some kind of cover. I could clearly tell the duckling was caught in one place and eaten somewhere else. Actually it was eaten in the same place I found today's victim which si what the picture is of. I leave the house at 8am. It is very light by then and I get home by 4 or 5. This happens somewhere between that time. At this rate, I won't have any chickens left in a few weeks. I thought it was a hawk originally and yesterday I hung lines across my yard and put out some windsocks and things. There is no way it's a hawk. It's killing these animals in covered areas. Does anyone have any ideas? I've had a fox kill a goose and a chicken before I started locking them up at night. I have never had a problem like this before during the day.